Little boy, big money. Lemonade stand raises more than $2K for Foster’s Home for Children.

Updated: Aug 17


Randy Thompson, Lacy Barton and Jaxon Stone.

By SARA VANDEN BERGE

Jaxon Stone is only six years old, but his young entrepreneurial spirit is already making a big difference in his community.

Jaxon raised money last week for Foster’s Home for Children by running his very own lemonade stand in the parking lot of Casseroles To-Go.

Jaxon is the son of Shawn and Ashley Stone.

His “Meme” Lori Lesley owns Casseroles To-Go and said the lemonade stand was Jaxon’s idea.

So the two made dozens of chocolate chip cookies and eight gallons of lemonade.

“He was really busy,” Lori told Beneath the Surface News. “He sold about 110 cups of lemonade.”

The venture raised $1,060.

Then things got even better.

Local businessman Randy Thompson offered to match what Jaxon raised.

On Tuesday, Jaxon, Lori and Randy met with Lacy Barton, vice president of development at Foster’s Home for Children, to present the donation, which totaled more than $2,000.

“He was so excited,” Lori said. “After we met with Lacy, Jaxon said ‘Meme, I don’t know why people keep donating to my lemonade stand and aren’t getting lemonade.’”

Proof that you’re never too young to inspire goodness in others.

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